Thursday, September 10, 2009

"You have won a major award"

Do you remember that scene from "A Christmas Story"? That went thru my mind last night as I opened a box I THOUGHT was my new circs. It was a bottle of cod liver oil.

You see, back in July I entered a recipe contest for a recipe made with fish oil. As it turns out, I didn't win....but I have a lovely bottle of fish oil so that I may try again next year. That's not a bad thing. It's funny, but it's not bad.

I've had a few emails asking me what's going on, why are you anemic? It is a scary thing when the VA calls you up and says "come back for a transfusion," because they don't move quickly on a lot of things. At the ripe old age of 49, my girly bits are giving me trouble, and I am about to kick the little vagrants out. We'll just say that it's been a rough 2 weeks, mmmk? I FB'd both of my direct peer cousins to ask if they had trouble, and yes, it seems to run in the family.

Thank you for asking. It's weird seeing yourself turn paler, and waxy looking. I swear, I was sporting a porcelain complexion!

The up side of that is that DH has been my gofer this week. It's funny-I asked him to pick up some onions and potatoes-he brought 5 lbs of onions, and two potatoes. I asked him for coleslaw (meaning, shredded cabbage mix) and he picked up a tub of deli coleslaw, all the time wondering "What does she want THIS for?" But we can all joke about it a little now.

People with pronounced anemia can't mop floors. ;-) Or so I say. My nail beds are starting to pink up when you press and release on them, so I think that's a good sign. My iron supplements from the grocery are 27 mg elemental iron, and the ones from the VA are 324 mg ferrous gluconate. I think of those as pig iron. Now that I examine them, I wonder if dietary iron will respond to a magnetic field. Stay tuned.

You know I feel much better. Must be the fish oil.

1 comment:

Chrisknits said...

Hope you keep recovering your "iron will". I have to give up crunching ice, which I know is due to my iron deficiency. But the cracked tooth is awaiting a crown, so no ice for me.